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Officer Ernesto Rascon | Anthony Police Department, Texas Anthony Police Department, Texas

Officer

Ernesto Rascon

Anthony Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, June 27, 1976

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 5 years

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Officer Rascon was shot and killed with his own service revolver after responding to a residential burglary call. When he arrived at the scene he began to struggle with the suspect, who was able to gain control of Officer Rascon's weapon and shoot him.

The suspect was charged with Officer Rascon's murder and sentenced to only 5 years.

Officer Rascon had previously served with the Anthony Police Department. He was survived by his parents.

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ERNIE RASCON WAS ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS. I WAS THE SHERIFF'S OFFICER THAT ARRESTED HIS KILLER. WHILE ERNIE WAS DYEING, I WAS PROBABLY THE THIRD OFFICER IN THE SCENE. I WENT AROUND THE AREA LOOKING FOR THE DESCRIPTION THAT I WAS GIVEN. ON MAIN STREET THERE HE WAS TRYING TO CALL SOME ONE TO PICK HIM UP. A CAPITAL ARREST WAS A JOKE ANYWAY, THE KILLER GOT 5 YEARS SUPERVISED PROBATION FOR KILLING A POLICE OFFICER IN COLD BLOOD...RASCON WAS A DEICATED AND VERY GOOD OFFICER. MAY HE REST IN PEACE. MANNY MARTINEZ..I RESIGNED WHEN THE VERDICT WAS READ.. WHAT A SHAME..

PATROL OFFICER MANNY MARTINEZ
EL PASO COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT
July 1, 2016

 

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